Netanyahu Wins Yet Another Term

Both major parties have claimed victory but it certainly looks like Likud will hang on.

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Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank

The Israeli prime minister is engaging in a familiar but dangerous gambit to retain power.

EU Declines Yet Another Brexit Extension

Theresa May and the UK are quickly running out of options.

Fox Chyron: “3 Mexican Countries”

Note to the folks at Fox and Friends: Central America is not part of Mexico.

How to Make the Border Situation Worse

Trump declares he will end aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

EU Likens Brexit to Divorce

As a no-deal Brexit becomes more likely, the EU is taking things personally.

Time for Theresa May to Go?

Many are calling for the UK Prime Minister’s ouster. But the problem is Brexit itself, not any one leader.

Gaza Rockets Hit Tel Aviv

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is cutting short his US trip to deal with what his government is calling a Hamas attack.

New Zealand to Ban Semiautomatic Weapons

Institutions matter. (No, seriously, they really, really matter).

Maduro Holds on in Venezuela

The key remains the military.

Battle Against Latest Ebola Epidemic Not Going Well

The response to the latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus has both succeeded and failed in several response.

The Saudis Tortured An American Citizen, Trump Looked The Other Way

The Saudis tortured an American citizen, but the Trump Administration doesn’t care.

Justin Trudeau’s Image Tainted Amid Growing Scandal In Canada

There’s a political scandal brewing in Canada just as that nation starts looking ahead to elections later this year.

In Response To Criminal Charges, Netanyahu Looks To The Right For Support

With criminal charges and an election hanging over his head, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to the political right for support and survival.

Bolton Cites the Monroe Doctrine Regarding Venezuela

He conjures the imperialist past with such comments (and he doesn’t even use the term correctly).

Line of the Day: NK Denuclearization Edition

And a link to a worthwhile read.

The Hanoi Summit Failed Because Trump Is Pursuing The Wrong Goal

In the end, the reason the Hanoi Summit failed is because the Trump Administration is pursuing an unattainable goal.

Benjamin Netanyahu To Be Charged In Criminal Corruption Case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being charged with three charges of corruption even as he faces an election in just over a month.

Tensions Flare Between India And Pakistan

While the rest of the world looks at other events, tensions are flaring in a long-standing global hot spot.

The Dangers Of U.S. Military Intervention In Venezuela

American military intervention in Venezuela would make the situation in that country worse, not better.

America’s Allies Refuse Trump’s Request To ‘Fill The Gap’ In Syria

After two years of spitting in their faces, President Trump is finding it hard to get America’s European allies to come to his aid.

Speaking of Elliott Abrams

And if you don’t know, now you know.

Violence on the Venezuelan-Colombian Border

US policy is creating nonconstructive confrontation.

Trump Picks Kelly Knight Craft As U.N. Ambassador

President Trump has selected Kelly Knight Craft, the current Ambassador to Canada, to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Theresa May Still Searching For A Brexit Deal

With just over two months to go until the March 29th deadline, British Prime Minister Theresa May is no closer to a Brexit deal.

Heather Nauert Withdraws As U.N. Ambassador Nominee

Two months after being named, Heather Nauert withdrew her name as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations due to a ‘Nannygate’ problem.

House Vote Votes To End U.S. Assistance For Saudi War On Yemen

In a rare display of assertiveness in the foreign policy arena, the House voted yesterday to bar U.S. assistance in Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war on Yemen.

Juan Guaidó Won’t Rule Out U.S. Intervention In Venezuela, But Americans Should

The self-appointed Acting President of Venezuela has said he doesn’t rule out the idea of American intervention in his country, but we should rule it out immediately.

A Question of Confidence

The Northam situation shows the rigidity of separation of powers systems.

Trump’s Withdrawal From The I.N.F. Treaty Is Exactly What Putin Wants

The American withdrawal from the I.N.F. Treaty gives Vladimir Putin exactly what he wants.

No, Trump is Not ‘Authoritarian’

The President is an ignoramus and a blowhard and a petulant child but he’s operating within the Constitutional limits of his office.

Let’s Talk about Venezuela

Having two presidents sounds like a terrible sitcom idea. In reality, the situation is just plain terrible.

Venezuelan Crisis Enters A New Stage

The situation in Venezuela entered a new stage yesterday as opposition leader Juan Guaidó claimed the nation’s Presidency.

Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote But The Future Remains Unclear

Theresa May survived the Labour Party’s call for a no-confidence vote, but the future for her and for her country remain as hazy as ever.

Theresa May Likely To Survive No Confidence Vote, Next Steps Are Unclear

Theresa May is likely to survive today’s no confidence vote, but what happens after that is unclear given that changes to her Brexit deal seem unlikely.

House Of Commons Overwhelmingly Rejects Theresa May’s Brexit Deal

Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered the worst defeat in the modern history of the British Parliament, and nobody is sure what happens next.

Brexit Faces Decisive Vote In House Of Commons

Later today, Theresa May’s Brexit deal will face a decisive vote in the House of Commons in a vote that could have implications for May’s own hold on power.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Splits Away From Moscow

In a move that is likely to have political and international consequences, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has officially severed ties with Moscow.

Senate Overwhelmingly Repudiates Trump On War On Yemen, Khashoggi Murder

In a small, but meaningful, step, the Senate has rebuked the Administration’s policies toward the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Theresa May Survives Tory No Confidence Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived an intra-party leadership challenge, but her political position is still far from secure.

Macron Makes Concessions To Yellow Vest Protesters, But Will It Be Enough?

French President Emmanuel Macron made several concessions to the Yellow Vest protesters but it remains to be seen if this will be enough to quell the protests.

Theresa May Faces No Confidence Vote From Fellow Tories

Theresa May is facing an unexpected challenge to her leadership even as she deals with trying to save a Brexit deal that nobody seems to like.

With Vote On Hold, Theresa May Struggles To Save Brexit

Theresa May is trying to save a Brexit deal that appears to be becoming more doomed by the day.

Europe’s Highest Court Opens A Brexit Escape Hatch For Great Britain

Europe’s highest Court appeared to hand the United Kingdom a way of escaping Brexit altogether if it chose to go that route. This will greatly complicate the domestic political situation for Theresa May.

France To Investigate Reports Of Russian Instigation In “Yellow Vest” Protests

French authorities are investigating reports that Russian interference may be helping to exploit and expand the five-week-old “yellow vest” protests.

Russia Helping Stoke French Protests

Moscow continues using information warfare to sow division in Western society.

France’s Yellow Vest Riots Enter Fifth Week

Protests that have killed four and injured hundreds have been rewarded and show no sign of ending.

Trump To Name Heather Nauert Ambassador To The United Nations

President Trump is expected to name a former Fox News host as Ambassador to the United Nations.